In 504 on Friday I was introduced to a new online resource that will be extremely for me to use when I am looking for a teaching job and become a teacher. Prior to this class I had never heard of weebly.com, a fantastic website that allows you to create an entire profile online catered to your specific needs or interest. It allows you to create anything from a food blog to a business portfolio (for free!).
Here's what I created during class:
I figure I'll go in and edit a few things to turn it into a digital professional portolio. I will be able to upload videos of myself teaching, both of my blogs, podcasts, photos, and virtually anything else I can think of that will contribute to a thorough portfolio. Right now what I have done to my page so far leaves much room for improvement and I'm looking forward to discovering the in's and out's of the weebly world. I am especially thinking that this tool will be especially useful for me when I am looking for a job post-graduation. I will be looking for work in states outside of Michigan (specifically Illinois), and I will be able to provide potential employers/school admin with my online portfolio so that can know more about me via the opportunity afforded by technology.
I oughtn't neglect to mention how interesting I thought the other portion of class was, including the decoding/deciphering of symbols and the presentation about angry birds being used in a MAC alum's math class. His presentation was thoughtful and illustrated an interesting way to include video games in a way that engages students and helps them to learn math concepts. Though I respect and admire his strategies, I thought all in all that the most memorable part of the class time was creating the weebly account, but that is also probably partially because I don't give much attention to the idea of incorporating angry birds into my future history classroom (forgive me?).
And now, we've only 2 weeks left of SECMAC Summer term 2012. So let's do some business, people.